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‘No question I haven’t answered’: Chidambaram counters CBI in court

NEW DELHI: The special court that sent former Union minister P Chidambaram to CBI custody till August 26 in the INX Media case, allowed him to make a brief submission during the hearing despite strong objection from the probe agency.Soon after arguments on custodial interrogation got over, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who was appearing for Chidambaram, sought permission from special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar that his client be allowed to speak as he wants to throw some light on the questions being asked by the CBI during interrogation.Solicitor general Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for the CBI, vehemently opposed the request saying the former finance minister has a team of legal stalwarts like senior advocate Kapil Sibal and Singhvi, who have already presented their arguments, and...

Police custody is justified: Court on Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Congress leader P Chidambaram was on Thursday sent to CBI custody till August 26 by a Delhi court which said his custodial interrogation was justified in the INX Media corruption case.“Allegations against Chidambaram are serious in nature and in-depth investigation is required,” the court said as it rejected the arguments of the Congress leader’s lawyers.“Considering the facts and circumstances, I am of the view that police custody is justified,” special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar said after listening to the arguments of both sides.“Trail of money, if so paid, is to be ascertained. It is a case based on documentary evidence and those documents need to be traced,” the court said.The court observed that allegations of payment to Chidambaram in...

Rajiv didn’t use mandate to spread fear: Sonia

NEW DELHI: Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi got a massive poll mandate in 1984, but did not use it to create an atmosphere of fear, threaten and scare people or destroy institutions, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Thursday, in an apparent swipe at the Modi government.Addressing an event marking Rajiv Gandhi’s 75th birth anniversary , she also said the challenges facing the Congress were formidable, but it must continue with its ideological struggle against divisive forces.“In 1984, he (Rajiv Gandhi) won an unprecedented mandate, but did not use that power to create an atmosphere of fear or threaten and scare,” Sonia Gandhi said.The former prime minister did not use that power to destroy the independence of institutions, trample on divergent views and create dan...

Justin-Hailey to tie the knot on THIS date

Hollywood stars Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin will soon be completing a year of togetherness after they secretly exchanged vows at a New York City courthouse but the couple is now all set to tie the knot traditionally. According to a Hollywood report, the millennial stars have sent out wedding invitation cards to their close and near ones as they plan to walk down to aisle. The report further suggested that the pop sensation and the supermodel will be walking down the aisle on 30th September in South Carolina. The news has gone viral within no time and their fans have erupted with wishes on social media. Meanwhile, the couple has been giving us major relationship goals since the time they have come together and now it looks like they are taking their relationship to the next level.Times...

Neetu Kapoor on Rishi Kapoor’s cancer battle

The past couple of months were very tough for veteran actor Rishi Kapoor as he was going through the cancer treatment in the US. In 2018, the actor had shared that he is flying to New York City for some medical treatment since then he is staying with his wife Neetu Kapoor in the city. However, it was only a few months ago that Rishi revealed that was undergoing cancer treatment and that he is now cancer-free.Recently, in an interview with Times Now, Neetu opened up about how Rishi’s battle with cancer and how she dealt with this difficult phase. When Neetu was asked how her husband’s cancer treatment been for her, Rishi said, “She has been a rock of Gibraltar, really really supported me without her I wouldn’t be not getting anywhere.” Adding to this, Neetu ass...

Salman and Aamir to romance new actresses?

It’s all out there that the blockbuster film ‘Andaz Apna Apna‘ starring Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor will soon get a sequel. The movie will also reunite the hit Jodi of Amar- Prem aka Salman and Aamir on-screen again. Writer Dilip Shukla had already confirmed that the second instalment will go on the floors soon and both the superstars will see romancing young actresses. In an interview with Asian Age, writer Dilip Shukla said, “I am writing the sequel. It is not easy to pen a sequel. I have to bring something more attractive in comparison to the earlier one. The sequel cannot be complete without Salman Khan and Aamir Khan. They will be there along with three other new cast members.” Furthermore, he also revealed that Aamir and Salman will be...

Akshay’s son Aarav is a chef in the making

Akshay Kumar fans are eagerly waiting for his handsome son Aarav to make his big Bollywood debut. However, it looks like Aarav has some other plans for himself. Akshay, who had earlier in his career worked as a chef in Bangkok, seems to have inspired his son and we have proof! Twinkle Khanna is often seen sharing pictures of her kids and husband on her social media handles with her fans. In one such instance yesterday, the actress shared a few pictures of some mouth-watering dishes. In her caption, she revealed that her son Aarav had made dinner and dessert for them last night. And if the pictures of the dishes he made is anything to go by then he is already nailing the cooking game. Check out the post here: She captioned it as, ‘My teenager makes us dinner and dessert all by himself 🙂 On ...

CBI arrests Chidambaram from his residence amid high drama

NEW DELHI: Former finance minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI Wednesday night from his residence in connection with INX Media case after dramatic developments with the agency sleuths scaling walls to gain access to the bungalow in the high-end Jor Bagh locality.“Mr P Chidambaram has been arrested in connection with INX media case,” a senior official of the agency said.A CBI spokesperson said he has been arrested on the basis of a warrant issued by a competent court.After his arrest at his residence, the former minister was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where a medical examination was done, sources said.Chidambaram has been kept in the suit No. 5 of the CBI Guest House on the ground floor of the agency headquarters, they said.He will be produced before a special...

CBI team jumps wall, enters Chidambaram’s home

NEW DELHI: A team of CBI officials descended on the residence of former finance minister P Chidambaram Wednesday night, minutes after he reached there after a dramatic appearance at a press conference at AICC headquarters here.The team of about 30 CBI sleuths accompanied by Delhi police officials reached the Jor Bagh residence of Chidambaram and knocked at the doors for a few minutes before scaling the boundary wall to enter the premises.A team of ED officials also reached there.In fast-paced events, Chidambaram, who could not be traced by the agencies since Tuesday evening and failed to get any relief from the Supreme Court on Wednesday, appeared at the Congress headquarters at 8pm where he addressed a brief press conference claiming innocence in the INX Media case.He reached his Jor Bagh...

Missing Ranveer? Here’s his new rugged look

Ranveer Singh might be away but the actor surely knows how to connect with his beloved fans. The versatile actor took to social media to share a series of pictures, flaunting his new rugged look. The ‘Gully Boy’ star didn’t caption these pictures wherein he can be seen donning a navy blue football jersey along with black track pants but people on social media are speculating if it’s the look that their favourite star will showcase in his upcoming film ’83’. https://t.co/iLlpDeYGMd — Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) 1566390590000 Ranveer is currently shooting for his upcoming sports drama ’83’ in the United Kingdom. The film which is based on the Indian cricket team’s iconic world cup win in the year 1983 is being helmed by Kab...

Kangana comes out in support of Priyanka

Bollywood actress turned international icon, Priyanka Chopra found herself in the midst of a controversy, when confronted about a past tweet celebrating the Indian army’s attack on Pakistan. While there was much said and written about the actress defending her tweet and her views on the situation, despite being a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, not many in the Bollywood film industry came out in support of the star, until now. Actress Kangana Ranaut has risen in support of Priyanka and even defended her views over the controversy while admitting that is “not an easy choice.”In an exclusive interaction with ETimes, Kangana said, “It’s not an easy choice to make… when you are stuck between your duty and your emotions, being a UNICEF goodwill ambassador sure you can’t limit your identity to...

Ileana shares a sizzling monochrome picture

Bollywood actress Ileana D’Cruz loves to share pictures and videos from her day to day activities on her social media handles to keep her fans updated. With more than ten million followers on Instagram, the ‘Raid’ actress surely knows how to keep her fans entertained. Recently, the diva took to her Instagram and to posted a mesmerising monochrome picture of herself from her latest photoshoot, wherein we can even see Shraddha Kapoor‘s rumoured boyfriend Rohan Shrestha, who is a popular photographer. Meanwhile, on the work front, Ileana D’cruz will be seen next in Anees Bazmee‘s comedy-drama ‘Pagalpanti’ along with f Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda and Saurabh Shukla. Picture Copyright: Ile...